Female power fist pumps all round
On the eve of The Devil Wears Prada’s 10th birthday, Meryl Streep has revealed how she channelled her inner Miranda Priestly to negotiate a higher salary for her leading role in the movie. The actress told Variety that it was the first time she found herself in a high-stake pay negotiation; an area she’d shied away from in the past. This time, she played hardball:
‘There was my ‘goodbye moment,’ and then they doubled the offer,’ Streep said. ‘I was 55, and I had just learned, at a very late date, how to deal on my own behalf.’
The risk paid off in more ways than one, and her portrayal of the formidable editor-in-chief of Runway magazine drew rave reviews from critics, and earned her many award nominations, including a record-setting 14th Oscar bid, and a Golden Globe.
Let’s all channel Meryl next time we’re up for a pay review with our boss.